Author: Synthetic Philosophy

“In his recent book “How Fascism Works,” the Yale professor Jason Stanley wrote that patriarchy is…”

“In his recent book “How Fascism Works,” the Yale professor Jason Stanley wrote that patriarchy is “strategically central” to fascist politics, which always seek to cement racial and gender hierarchies. “When women attain positions of political power usually reserved for men — or when Muslims, blacks, Jews, homosexuals, or ‘cosmopolitans’ profit or even share the public goods of a democracy, such as health care — that is perceived as corruption,” he wrote. That sentence encapsulates how Trump, the most corrupt president in American history, sells himself as corruption’s opponent.”

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“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by…”

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

Plato

“The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.”Joseph Campbell

“The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.”

Joseph Campbell

aspiritualwarrior: “The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average…

aspiritualwarrior:

“The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.”

— Carlos Castaneda

purplebuddhaproject: “Death is the only wise advisor that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always…

purplebuddhaproject:

“Death is the only wise advisor that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you’re about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you’re wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, ‘I haven’t touched you yet.”

— Carlos Castaneda

“Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one’s body and mind are at…

“Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one’s body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one’s master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead.”

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

“The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it…”

“The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.”

C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.”

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value

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silicongarden: “Desire determined by the Future appears, in the Present, as a reality (that is, as…

silicongarden:

“Desire determined by the Future appears, in the Present, as a reality (that is, as satisfied Desire) only on the condition that it has negated a real–that is, a Past. […] the historical movement arises from the Future and passes through the Past in order to realize itself in the Present or as temporal Present.”

— Alexandre Kojève, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit